In Memory of Duane Dauner

Sharing Sad News About our Friend and Colleague, Duane Dauner It is with heavy hearts that the ACHD board shares the sad news of the death of C. Duane Dauner, a friend and colleague to many in health care and most recently the long-term President/CEO of the California Hospital Association (CHA). Duane tragically lost his Read More »

Association of California Healthcare Districts Announces New CEO

Health Policy Expert Cathy Martin Brings Strong Experience Working to Increase Access to Care and Eliminate Health Disparities for Californians.   Sacramento, CA – The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) has named Cathy Martin as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 6, 2020. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Cathy Martin as the next CEO Read More »

Health professionals volunteer to conduct heart screenings on teens and young adults

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Sudden death in young people is rare, but according to the Mayo Clinic, cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in student athletes, mostly due to heart abnormalities. 7,000-10,000 school-aged children die each year nationwide from sudden cardiac arrest. “This is a problem within the teens with either their electrical or mechanical Read More »

60 rural hospital CEOs to know | 2020

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to recognize 60 rural hospital CEOs to know in 2020. Becker’s accepted nominations for this list and considered leaders making a positive impact on their organizations. The CEOs featured lead hospitals consistently recognized by the National Rural Health Association, American Hospital Association, IBM Watson Health and The Leapfrog Group as top Read More »

Healthcare Districts Unite

It’s official the Plumas and Indian Valley health care districts have united. The final documents have been signed and the new board members seated Jan. 8. Indian Valley representatives John Evans and Guy McNett join Plumas Hospital District’s Valerie Flanigan, John Kimmel, Andrew Ryback, Mark Satterfield and Bill Wickman to form the new seven-member board. Read More »

A look inside Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities – including Salinas – for longer, healthier lives.

A smile flashed across Dan Buettner’s face when he took the stage at Sherwood Hall in Salinas on June 29. His presentations, by this point, are well-oiled – he’s gotten good at rolling into a city and offering a plan for their residents to turn around their health. “You’re the 50th community we’ve come into,” Read More »

Kern COG names annual award-winners

Ridgecrest’s municipal leadership during the July 2019 earthquakes topped a list of outstanding achievements and quality-of-life improvements released Tuesday by the Kern Council of Governments. Kern COG said its 29th annual awards program, set for March 5 at Seven Oaks Country Club, will honor more than a dozen individuals and programs, including Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Read More »

West Health and Local Leaders Sign the San Diego Senior Emergency Care Initiative

For the first time in the U.S. history, local health systems, public and private, are coming together to commit to better emergency care for seniors. The San Diego Senior Emergency Care Initiative pledges that a majority of the region’s emergency departments will be accredited as senior-friendly by 2021. The initiative is funded with $700,000 from the County Read More »